University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

Ancient History (Canterbury) (Taught)

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Course summary

The MA in Ancient History has a focus on research training that will place you in a strong position for further study for a PhD or for careers outside academia that require research skills. The major civilisations of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome, still shape global culture today. Our MA in Ancient History enables you to gain an advanced understanding of ancient culture, whether you focus on literature, thought, art or religion. The MA gives you an opportunity explore the history, political and social organisation, or material artefacts of ancient cultures, to demonstrate a critical engagement and develop an informed sense of the similarities and differences between them and our own culture. The programme allows you to develop your research skills and to become by the end of the degree an independent researcher, well equipped for future work for a PhD or to undertake research outside academia. The programme begins by focusing on research skills, which you study alongside either an option module or a language module (in ancient Greek or Latin). For the Spring Term, you choose two option modules that reflect the research interests of staff within the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies. This is an ideal programme for graduates of history, ancient history, classics or the wider humanities, wanting to gain practical experience in applying their expertise. This programme is taught at our Canterbury campus. There is also a version of this programme which allows students to spend a term in Rome.

Course details

Assessment method

The programme is assessed by coursework for each of the modules, an examination in Latin or ancient Greek, if these modules are taken, and by the dissertation.


Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree in ancient history and archaeology, ancient history, classical and archaeological studies or another relevant subject (or the equivalent).


Fees and funding

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Ancient History (Canterbury) at University of Kent - UCAS